Amulet of the head of Hathor

Egyptian
New Kingdom–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynast
1550–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.635

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Hathor head amulets were popular from the New Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. Hathor, the goddess of love and protector of the dead, is shown as a woman with the ears of a cow, wearing a distinctive, heavy wig with the ends coiled into spirals. This example is made of bright blue glazed faience. The back is flat and there is a ring at the top for suspension.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren